Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Whose Knowledge?

Aug 27, 2019

This is a video from the recent Creative Commons summit in Portugal. The two speakers talk about their fathers and about their family history from the perspective of colonialism and the slave trade. It takes a while to get to the point, but be patient, because the background puts it into context. One question they ask us to ask is, "whose knowledge is missing?" and "what knowledge do we not have, or choose not to know?" about the past. And they directly question whether the colonizer's mentality continues to exist in places like Wikipedia, where in order to be included a Brazilian author must consent to licensing terms that allow her image to be used to sell breakfast cereal without her knowledge or consent. And what are you doing to help those without a voice to be heard (without being exploited in the process)?

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